Airbnb launches remote work hub in Dubai
Airbnb has announced the launch of the Dubai Remote Work Hub, in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
Those interested in working and living in Dubai can now access the hub for long-term local listings and useful information on entry requirements and visa policy.
Recently, Airbnb launched its Live and Work Anywhere initiative with the aim of identifying some of the world’s most remote destinations for workers. Dubai was chosen as one of 20 global destinations, alongside the Canary Islands, Thailand and the Caribbean.
The Live and Work Anywhere program will see Airbnb and Dubai’s DET promote the city to remote workers looking for accommodation and advice for their long-term stays.
.@Airbnb launch it #Dubai remote work hub, collaboration with @DubaiDET. It provides access to long-term accommodation and important information on entry requirements and visas for those wishing to live and work in Dubai.https://t.co/czTSXUTIO4 pic.twitter.com/3DolCWXF6O
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 21, 2022
“Dubai is a world leader in facilitating remote work. As this trend continues to accelerate, we want to work together to make it easier for people to take advantage of the newfound flexibility to work and travel, and help the city harness the economic benefits of this new type of tourism,” said said Velma Corcoran, regional manager. for the Middle East and Africa at Airbnb.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The city is already home to over 200 nationalities who enjoy unparalleled career opportunities and lifestyle offerings. From world-class retail experiences to Michelin-starred restaurants and local cuisine, sandy beaches, theme parks and an unparalleled cultural scene, Dubai is once again ready to welcome the world, this time in collaboration with Airbnb.
Meanwhile, the number of people choosing to live and work in different locations has increased dramatically over the past few years.
About one in five guests globally said they used Airbnb to work remotely while traveling in 2021 — a trend that continued into the first quarter of 2022, with long-term stays at an all-time high.
In the first three months of 2022, searches for international solo trips to the UAE for long-term stays also increased by more than 280% compared to the same period in 2019.
Dubai ranked among the top three cities in the world to live for executive nomads in the 2022 Savills Executive Nomad Index.